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  • Singapore must work hard at staying relevant: Chan Chun Sing

    October 30, 2017 9:02 PM 98

    This means capitalising fully on global network of ideas, he says For Singapore to continue transcending its geographical limits, it must work hard at staying relevant to the world and never take that relevance for granted, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing said yesterday. In economics, this means capitalising fully on the global

  • Two more water pipes burst in two days

    October 30, 2017 9:01 PM 90

    Latest incidents in Upper Serangoon Rd, Choa Chu Kang disrupt traffic and affect water supply for some residents Two burst water pipes in as many days have placed the nation's pipe network in the spotlight again, coming after other incidents of burst or leaking conduits earlier in the month. In the latest incident, a burst pipe in Upper Serangoon Road yesterday

  • Next Prime Minister will not cause 'huge discontinuity': Chan Chun Sing

    October 30, 2017 4:32 PM 102

    Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing said that the next premier of Singapore will not be someone who causes “huge discontinuity”. Calling the fourth generation of Singapore leaders – which includes himself – a “finite permutation”, Chan noted, “In Singapore, you’re not going to expect as if, if person A becomes the Prime Minister versus

  • Man wakes up to wife screaming, 1.5m-long snake trying to eat pet bird in Pasir Ris home

    October 30, 2017 1:17 PM 93

    SINGAPORE - Melvin Yap was asleep in his home in Jalan Loyang Besar on Monday (Oct 30) morning when he was awakened by the sound of his wife screaming. Rushing out, he found a snake curled up on top of their family pet bird's cage. It may have been trying to eat the bird, he said. "It happened around 6.30am," the 46-year-old project manager told The Straits

  • ERP rates to increase by S$1 at two gantries

    October 30, 2017 3:59 AM 92

    SINGAPORE — The prices at two Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries will increase by S$1 from November 6, the Land Transport Authority announced on Monday (Oct 30). The first gantry to see a price increase is the one at the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (East Coast Parkway) after Defu Flyover. The new ERP rate for the gantry is S$3 from 8am to 9am, up from S$2 currently

  • 26 in hospital after Tuas accident involving 2 lorries

    October 30, 2017 3:49 AM 92

    SINGAPORE – Twenty-six people have been taken to the hospital after an early Monday (Oct 30) morning accident between two lorries in Tuas. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to the accident at 6.35am, which took place at the junction of Tuas Crescent and Tuas South Avenue 5. TODAY understands that the first lorry was waiting for the traffic

  • 26 people injured in accident involving two lorries in Tuas

    October 30, 2017 2:40 AM 96

    SINGAPORE - A total of 26 people were taken to hospital on Monday (Oct 30) morning, following an accident involving two lorries in Tuas. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to the incident at the junction of Tuas Crescent and Tuas South Avenue 5 at about 6.30am. Upon arrival at the scene, its officers had to use a hydraulic spreader to extricate

  • Two out of three lanes closed after pipe bursts in Upper Serangoon Road

    October 29, 2017 11:16 PM 88

    SINGAPORE - Repair works are under way after a pipe burst in Upper Serangoon Road towards Sengkang and Hougang early Monday (Oct 30) morning, national water agency PUB said on its Facebook page. It said at 8.31am that two out of three lanes were closed, and that motorists were advised to consider alternate routes. It had earlier posted at 5.05am that all lanes

  • Engage minority religious groups, too

    October 29, 2017 9:00 PM 85

    I fully agree with the call by Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) president Mohammad Alami Musa for interfaith dialogue to deepen and go beyond the sharing of meals (Interfaith dialogue 'needs to go beyond sharing of meals'; Oct 24). I would add that any effort to deepen religious understanding and harmony must not be confined to mainstream

  • Royal visit: Prince Charles and Camilla to arrive in Singapore on Monday

    October 29, 2017 1:58 PM 93

    SINGAPORE — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, will be in Singapore on a four-day visit from Monday (Oct 30), and will be visiting the National Gallery, the National Orchid Garden, as well as attend an interfaith dialogue and a literacy event, among other activities during their stay here. The heir to the British throne last visited Singapore